Presbyterians Attend Meeting in Beirut, Called by the Synod of Syria and Lebanon

About twenty Presbyterians from the U.S. attended a Consultation called by the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, January 14-16 because the Synod churches are in a crisis situation. They asked their church partners to help them review their planned response to the needs of displaced persons inside Syria and refugees that have flooded other countries.

Conflict Resolution Class Developed in Texas

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, in partnership with Mission Presbytery, continues working on the development of a seven-week course on the constructive handling of conflict.

Colombia Accompaniment Report: The Legacy of Violence--and New Life--in La Alemania

Received February 24, 2014 from Barranquilla-based February accompaniers Nancy and Ted Collins. Nancy and Ted recently returned to the United States, having finished their term of service on February 28.

Colombia Accompaniment Report: The Church in Northern Colombia

We attended a small rural church our first Sunday in Colombia. While waiting for the service to begin, I noticed a poster made of small squares on which members had written their dreams for the New Year. Love, peace, and kindness were some of the thoughts expressed on this quilt of dreams.

Letter: "Colombia and the U.S. Must Prioritize Protection of Afro-Colombians"

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship has joined dozens of other organizations in signing on to a letter from the Washington Office on Latin America calling for the protection of Afro-Colombians

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